by Adrian Rogers

Bring Back the Bride
Adrian Rogers
Genesis 24

Take God's word, the bible, and turn if you will please to Genesis chapter twenty four. We're working our way through the book of Genesis and I don't know whether the congregation is enjoying it but the preacher is. I'm having a wonderful time as I'm going back again seeing some marvelous wonderful truths that God has given us in the book of Genesis. Now, the name Genesis means beginnings. And we see here the beginnings, the seed bed of all Christian theology, doctrine, and teaching and here today you're going to see a marvelously wonderful lesson concerning Christ and the Church. That's right. Christ and the Church as we study here in the Old Testament. The title of our message is called Bringing Back the Bride.

Now, some of you will remember that some while back we preached a series a messages on portraits of Christ in the Old Testament and we preached from this particular passage. And as first I thought, well, perhaps, I'll skip over this passage since we've preached on it and some time recently. But, then I thought no, I'll break the continuity if I skip over this passage and I believe today that we need to look at again and add some added points of emphasis. And so in Genesis chapter twenty four, I begin reading in verse one. "And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of this house that ruled over all that he had, Put I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth that thou shalt not take a Bring Back the Bride A wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac."

Now, notice specially, thou shalt take a wife unto my son Isaac. May I tell you by introduction that in the old testament Abraham is a figure, a type, a prophesy, an ...

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